Franck Cascales

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Franck Cascales

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2011

Nationality
France

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.notebleuemusique.com

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Setup

Franck Cascales

Cymbals listed from left to right

16" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
18" Signature Thin China
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
8" Signature Splash
10" Signature Splash
12" Signature Splash
20" Masters Dark Crash Ride
14" Signature Medium Hi-Hat
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
22" Masters Dark Ride
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
18" 2002 China
24" 2002 Swish Ride "Signature Groove"
20" 2002 China
26" Giant Beat «Multifunction»
24" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
7 pc Set 2002 Cup Chime
14" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat
8" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
18" Formula 602 Modern Essentials China
18" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
16" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
20" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials China
18" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
20" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
22" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
24" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
16" Masters Dark Crash
17" Masters Dark Crash
18" Masters Dark Crash
20" Masters Dark Crash
22" Masters Swish
8" Masters Dark Splash
10" Masters Dark Splash
10" PST X Swiss Splash
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
16" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
18" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
20" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
16" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
17" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
24" Masters Thin

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Biography

Franck started playing the drums in 1981 as a self-taught, made his first notes very quickly in a pop rock trio. Since then he has played in different formations in different styles, which led him to push his limits for more versatility. Since 1993 he has accompanied independent artists and groups with very different styles. He is now alone on stage, with his show ETERNITY, a historical piece, where he tells with his kit XXL (30m2 on the ground), the history of the creation of the universe and the earth, of a part of the life of Jesus until his return. The historical piece is highlighted by sound, light projections, video and symphonic and contemporary music. He is also involved in children’s shows, where he is the author the composer and performer, both on drums and singing and on guitar. He also created in November 2000 "Note Bleue Musique" (Drums and percussion lessons), which allows him to pass on his knowledge and passion.


Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds